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Imperial Treasures of Russia

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Imperial Treasures of Russia

From £3,549 pp

Cruise along Europe’s longest river, the Volga, linking Russia’s two greatest cities, staying three nights each at hotels in Moscow and St Petersburg.

You’ll begin in the capital, exploring Red Square and the Kremlin, before embarking the MS Volga Dream for a captivating cruise towards Peter the Great’s majestic city on the Baltic Sea.

Along the way you will visit Uglich, with its eye-catching scarlet church; Yaroslavl, with its UNESCO-listed historic centre; the medieval monastery at Goritsy; and Kizhi Island in the middle of beautiful Lake Onega. In the former Tsarist capital of St Petersburg you’ll discover the treasures of the fabulous Hermitage Museum, the splendid Peterhof Gardens and Catherine Palace, home to the incomparable Amber Room.

An unforgettable journey through the heart of Russia!

What’s Included:

  • 6 night cruise on the MS Volga Dream & 6 Nights in Hotels
  • All meals on board your cruise, Breakfast in hotel stays plus Lunch on days 11 & 12
  • Welcome refreshments, Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Evening Gala Dinner
  • Local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour coffee station, complimentary tea, coffee & snacks
  • Daily bottle of water on board cruise
  • Excellent service levels from the hand-picked fluently English-speaking staff
  • All entertainment plus lectures by Russian professors and various on board activities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • 13 excursions and visits
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions in Moscow & St Petersburg
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Check-in service by Titan Staff
  • International return flights
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Porterage
  • All port taxes, security charges, and fuel surcharges included
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg
Day 1 - UK to Moscow

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Moscow.

On arrival, we will transfer to our hotel for three nights, the Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel (5T) or Ararat Park Hyatt (5T).

Day 2 Moscow

After an orientation tour of the city, we’ll continue to the Novodevichy Cemetery, which holds the tombs of prominent Russian authors, musicians and political leaders, including Sergei Prokofiev and Boris Yeltsin.

The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure for your own explorations.

Day 2 Moscow

Breakfast

Day 3 - Moscow

This morning, we visit the Armoury Museum inside the Kremlin, to view its collection of medieval armour and weaponry, royal thrones, costumes, silverwork and opulent carriages.

We will continue to the 15th century Cathedral of the Assumption, known for its beautiful frescoes, and the Cathedral of the Archangel, where many Russian tsars are buried.

Next is Red Square, visiting landmarks such as St Basil’s Cathedral and the GUM Department Store.

Day 3 - Moscow

Breakfast

Day 4 - Moscow

After a morning at leisure, we pay a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, which houses the finest collection of Russian art in the world.

After exploring Moscow’s Metro to admire splendid architecture, we transfer by Metro train to the port and embark MS Volga Dream (5T).

On arrival we are greeted with a traditional Russian bread, salt and vodka welcoming ceremony.

Day 4 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Uglich

Following a leisurely day of cruising through the forested countryside north of Moscow, we dock in the historic 10th century town of Uglich, one of the oldest in Russia.

We step ashore to visit the striking bright-red Church of St Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the spot where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591.

Later we attend an enchanting concert of choral music at St John’s Church before returning to our ship.

Day 5 - Uglich

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl’s origins go back to the 11th century, and its historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today we will visit the Spassky Monastery to view its 16th-century frescoes and the ornate Church of Elijah the Prophet, built in 1650. There will be a costumed reception at the governor’s house, and we will return to our ship to be treated to a traditional Russian tea ceremony and a cookery class.

Day 6 - Yaroslavl

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Goritsy

This morning we reach the charming little riverside town of Goritsy, famous for its monasteries, including the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, which was founded in 1397.

This evening, we will enjoy a special Russian dinner with a vodka tasting.

Day 7 - Goritsy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Kizhi Island

We sail into beautiful Lake Onega today, fed by 58 rivers and dotted with more than 1,600 islands, including Kizhi, where we step ashore.

We will explore the UNESCO-listed collection of historic wooden houses here, and the remarkable wooden Church of the Transfiguration.

On board our ship this evening there will be a piano concert of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

Day 8 - Kizhi Island

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Svirstroy

The highlight of your day in Svirstroy is being invited into a local resident’s home. Warm and welcoming Svirstroy villagers will offer tea with jam and ‘pirozhkie’ (local pies).

They will tell you all about Russian tradition, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their homes and kitchen gardens.

Day 9 - Svirstroy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - St Petersburg

This morning we arrive in beautiful St Petersburg, where we disembark and take a guided sightseeing tour, visiting the Peter and Paul Fortress and driving along Nevsky Prospect, lined with shops, restaurants and museums as well as major landmarks such as Kazan Cathedral.

This evening we check in to our hotel for the next three nights, the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 (5T) or Belmond Grand Hotel Europe (5T).

Day 10 - St Petersburg

Breakfast

Day 11 - St Petersburg

After breakfast we explore one of the world’s greatest museums, the Hermitage Museum, which holds an amazing three million exhibits across five buildings, including the beautiful Winter Palace.

After lunch, we head to the magnificent Peterhof Palace, designed by Peter the Great and known as the ‘Versailles of Russia’. The palace was badly damaged during the Second World War but it has been meticulously restored and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a stroll through the spectacular gardens, laid out with dozens of elaborate fountains and statues

Day 11 - St Petersburg

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 12 - St Petersburg

This morning we visit the Fabergé Museum and after lunch continue to the sumptuous Catherine Palace was the summer residence of Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, and is best known for its extraordinary Amber Room, featuring six tons of solid amber deftly carved and framed in gold leaf.

Day 12 - St Petersburg

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 13 - St Petersburg to UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Breakfast

Volga Dream Exterior

There is no river cruise in Russia like the Volga river cruise. No cruise that places you so completely in another place and time. Europe’s longest and largest river stretches from Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great to Catherine the Great, and on into today, where live along Russia’s central artery looks very much like it always has — the churches, the villages, the people, comprising scenes from an old painting you may swear you have seen in a gallery.This Russian river tour will promise you an unforgettable afterglow you’ve never experienced with any other Moscow river cruise before.

When it comes to luxury river cruises in Russia, the Volga Dream offers an unprecedented level of luxury, as well as the finest accommodation, delicious food, best service and care in the industry. The advent of the boutique VOLGA DREAM reveals the tsarist-era luxury and provides superior service, installing the ship as the class of the waterway. With 60 crew members and a capacity for just over 100 passengers, the ship has the lowest passenger-to-crew ratio among Russian river cruise ships. With so few guests amid the ship’s spacious arrangement, it feels like sailing aboard a private yacht. You’ll find no hassle disembarking at the various ports of call, no delays at mealtime. Our trip is mostly suitable and recommended for those, who appreciate serene atmosphere to reinvigorate inner resources and emotional state. The visitors, who feel vim and vigor for new adventures, enjoying the Russian river cruises with us, will also be pleasantly surprised.

Russia’s first luxury river cruise ship, featuring the latest technology and superior service, the 314-foot VOLGA DREAM offers what no other Russian cruises can: cosmopolitan comfort amid the greater rural envisions. Being all about personal approach, the Volga Dream cruise in Russia offers the most exquisite experiences as you explore the hauntingly beautiful regions of this enigmatic country.

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Restaurant
• Bar and Lounge, Large Panoramic views and Evening Pianist
• Afternoon tea served daily
• Cooking Demonstrations
• Russian Language lessons
• Documentary Films
• Tchaikovski and Rachmaninov piano concerts
• Matrioshka painting classes
• Russian costumed dinner with vodka tasting.
• Library
• Fitness center & Sauna
• Wifi

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed 50 Staterooms Located over 4 decks.

On the upper 2 decks – Promenade and Sun, you will find spacious Junior Suites and luxurious forward looking Owner’s Suite, which has a private terrace and separate exit to the open deck.

All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.

Owner’s Suite

260 ft² – Sun Deck

  • Private Wraparound Terrace
  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket

Junior Suites

Deluxe Junior Suite 170 ft² – Sun Deck

Junior Suite 158 ft² – Sun Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket

Deluxe Staterooms

Double 122 ft² – Promenade Deck

Twin 126 ft² – Sun Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket

Superior Staterooms

114 ft² – Main Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket

Standard Cabin

101 ft² – Cabin Deck

  • Porthole Window
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket

Single

Deluxe Single 81ft² – Sun Deck

Standard Single 69ft² – Promenade Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome Fruit Basket
MS Volga Dream - Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

One of the main differences between this and other Russian Waterways cruises is that you stay in centrally located hotels, rather than on the ship, in both Moscow and St Petersburg.

As the docking locations for the ships are a bit out of the centres of these two cities you are therefore better placed to explore, either on your own or as part of the organized tours.

The Volga Dream is one of the smaller vessels on the Russian waterways with a passenger complement of 109, around half that of most others. providing for a much more intimate experience.

Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay.

Titan are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements.  As Titan now charter their own ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveler do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travelers onboard with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability.

As a long established, multi-award winning touring company, Titan have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable river cruising.

Your fellow travelers on board will be from the UK and Ireland.

We have worked with Titan and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish.  Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.

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DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 31Volga DreamMoscow£3599Cabin Upgrades
Cabin DeckStandard Twin101 ft², Portholes£3599  
Main DeckSuperior Twin114 ft², Panoramic Windows£4199  
Promenade DeckDeluxe Double122 ft², Panoramic Windows£4599  
Sun DeckDeluxe Twin126 ft², Panoramic Windows£4799  
Promenade / Sun DeckJunior Suite141ft², Panoramic Windows£5299  
Jul 4Volga DreamSt Petersburg£4149Cabin Upgrades
Cabin DeckStandard Twin101 ft², PortholesSold  
Main DeckSuperior Twin114 ft², Panoramic Windows£4149  
Promenade DeckDeluxe Double122 ft², Panoramic Windows£4549  
Sun DeckDeluxe Twin126 ft², Panoramic Windows£4749  
Promenade / Sun DeckJunior Suite141ft², Panoramic WindowsSold  
Aug 9Volga DreamSt Petersburg£3599Cabin Upgrades
Cabin DeckStandard Twin101 ft², Portholes£3599  
Main DeckSuperior Twin114 ft², Panoramic Windows£4199  
Promenade DeckDeluxe Double122 ft², Panoramic Windows£4599  
Sun DeckDeluxe Twin126 ft², Panoramic Windows£4799  
Promenade / Sun DeckJunior Suite141ft², Panoramic WindowsSold  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Visa is not included, please call for details

• 31 May 2019 departure sails in reverse from St Petersburg to Moscow – please call for details.
• 2018 departures follow a slightly amended order of inclusions in Moscow and St Petersburg and lunch is
included on day 10 instead of 11 – please call for details.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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